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ACTH STIMULATION CORTISOL 30 MINUTES

Mnemonic

CORTSTIM30

Guidelines

Part of assessing ACTH Cortisol Stimulation at 0, 30, 60 Minutes

Specimen Collection Requirements

Collect

Serum, one 5.0 mL gold (SST) or 7.0 mL red top tube

Handling

Allow serum to clot completely at room temperature (minimum: 30 minutes). Centrifuge and separate serum from cells ASAP.

Preferred Volume

1.0 mL Serum

Minimum Volume

0.3 mL Serum (0.8 mL minimum whole blood draw)

Transport

Refrigerated (2-8°C)

Rejection Criteria

Plasma or grossly hemolyzed specimens

Stability

AFTER SEPARATION FROM CELLS: Ambient (18-26°C): 8 hours; Refrigerated (2-8°C): 48 hours; Frozen (≤ -20°C): 2 months

Testing Information

Performed

7 days/week

Reported

24 hours

Method

Chemiluminescent Immunoassay

Reference Values

Reference Values

Greater than 7 µg/dL
Peak greater than 20 µg/dL

CPT Codes

86161

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 2017 03:40:28 AM


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